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“The more we adapt to the rigor [the Israeli rabbis are requiring], the more our Judaism creaks under the blows inflicted by a rigidity to which Italian Judaism has never been accustomed.” Not every decision of the rabbis, he warned, should be regarded as the ultimate law of the Torah. How is it possible, ...
Roman Jews and Israeli rabbis are 'at war'... over artichoke. Published time: 10 Apr, 2018 15:23 Edited time: 11 Apr, 2018 10:02. Get short URL. Roman Jews and Israeli rabbis are 'at war'... over artichoke. A centuries-old Italian way of cooking artichokes is apparently not to the taste of Israel's top religious authority, as it has ...

Prominent Israeli Rabbi Yuval Cherlow says meat from a cloned pig would be considered kosher under Jewish dietary laws. Cherlow, who is a leading scholar on modern interpretations of Kashrut, is advocating for rabbinic approval of cloned meats in order to reduce animal suffering, decrease meat ...
Pork meat would be kosher if it were “grown” in a lab, Israeli Modern Orthodox Rabbi Yuval Cherlow told Calcalist on Sunday. Mr. Cherlow addressed the issue at a panel on kosher food and genetic modification on Thursday at Bar-Ilan University near Tel Aviv. According to Mr. Cherlow, existing kosher ...
A boy takes part in a protest against the Israeli government's plan to deport African migrants, in Tel Aviv, Israel March 24, 2018. (Reuters Photo). Related Articles. MidEast Netanyahu refers to African migrants as 'worse than terrorists' · MidEast Israel closes migrant facility in mass expulsion plan. One of ...
Prominent Israeli Rabbi Yuval Cherlow says meat from a cloned pig would be considered kosher under Jewish dietary laws. Cherlow, who is a leading scholar on modern interpretations of Kashrut, is advocating for rabbinic approval of cloned meats in order to reduce animal suffering, decrease meat ...

Israel's Sephardi chief rabbi Yitzhak Yosef is the subject of sharp criticism today, following his last weekly sermon when he compared black people to monkeys as he explained the blessing of blooming trees during the Hebrew month of Nisan. Footage of his sermon was posted by the Israeli news site Ynet.
Israeli rabbi slammed for calling African-Americans 'monkeys'. Published time: 21 Mar, 2018 17:01 Edited time: 22 Mar, 2018 07:23. Get short URL. Israeli rabbi slammed for calling African-Americans 'monkeys'. Chief Sephardic Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef (left) meeting with Pope Francis. / Reuters. A civil rights group dedicated to ...
In honor of the recent International Women's Day, the Israel Air Force released a video celebrating the women in its ranks and mocking the rabbis who have tried to stand in their way. The video went viral within a matter of days, but then suddenly disappeared. It is not clear whether the decision to remove it ...
Israeli rabbi will not supervise Malka Leifer if she's given house arrest. Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid ... An Israeli rabbi no longer wants the former Melbourne school principal and accused child abuser Malka Leifer to be released under his supervision while she awaits an extradition outcome. Victorian police want ...
Israeli police have arrested a 41-year-old man for allegedly hacking into the security surveillance camera system of a high-profile women's boutique in northern Tel Aviv, and spying on undressed customers and recording footage of them while they tried on bathing suits. The victims include Israeli singer ...
A rabbi who lives in a settlement in the West Bank was arrested on suspicion of distributing nude video clips of an Israeli singer and model. Over the past week, videos of singer Eden Ben Zaken and model Neta Alchimister trying on bathing suits in Alchimister's swimwear store in Tel Aviv were leaked online ...
A prominent right-wing rabbi was invited to speak at an event organized by a faction within Education Minister Naftali Bennett's Jewish Home party, and promptly outraged most secular Israelis. Rabbi Yehoshua Shapira (pictured) is head of the Ramat Gan Yeshiva, and has often spoken out against ...
In January, a gang of Hamas terrorists brutally murdered Rabbi Raziel Shevach, a father of six young children who was widely loved in his small Samarian Jewish community. A month later, Israeli security forces tracked down the terrorist to his hideout in the PA-controlled town of Jenin. Ahmad Nasser ...
In January, a gang of Hamas terrorists brutally murdered Rabbi Raziel Shevach, a father of six young children who was widely loved in his small Samarian Jewish community. A month later, Israeli security forces tracked down the terrorist to his hideout in the PA-controlled town of Jenin. Ahmad Nasser ...
The row between Bennett and Rabbi Yosef Kelner, who has later apologized, is the latest chapter in a war of words between prominent conservative Israeli rabbis and right-wing politicians such as Defense Minister Liberman and Bennett. Both Ministers have slammed calls from prominent Israeli rabbis not ...
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A rabbi who teaches at a pre-military yeshiva in the West Bank told students that women are “weak minded” and “just babble.” Rabbi Yosef Kelner also said women have a “limited capacity” for spirituality in the footage broadcast Tuesday by Hadashot news taken at a class on ...

A young Israeli rabbi was mercilessly stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist near the Jewish settlement of Ariel in Samaria (the so-called "West Bank") on Monday. Itamar Ben-Gal, 29, was waiting at a hitchhiking post while on his way to a brit milah - circumcision ceremony - for a nephew when the ...
Last week, a group of Israeli rabbis led in part by author and activist Rabbi Susan Silverman called on all Israelis to hide African asylum seekers in their homes to prevent their deportation. Calling the effort Miklat Israel – Miklat means sanctuary in Hebrew — and informally the Anne Frank Home Sanctuary ...
Hundreds of Israeli rabbis say they will personally hide African asylum-seekers in their homes. Global Security. PRI's The World. January 19, 2018 · 6:00 PM EST. By Sarah Birnbaum ...
A group of Israeli rabbis have launched an "Anne Frank-inspired" activist programme to protect African asylum seekers facing forced expulsion from their homes. The sister of comedian Sarah Silverman is among those leading the movement which hopes to help around 40,000 African asylum seekers, ...
Demonstrators for and against expulsion of asylum seekers at a Tel Aviv protest, January 9, 2018. The sign says: "The rehabilitation of south Tel Aviv begins with the expulsion of the infiltrators."Moti Milrod. Netanyahu pushes for forced expulsion of African asylum seekers · Rwanda, Uganda deny reaching ...
US President Donald Trump's unabashed support for the Jewish state and his public recognition of Jerusalem as its capital have many Israelis electrified. The current American leader's positive attitude toward Israel seems nearly illogical, especially after decades of far more hostile trends. A prominent ...
A prominent Israeli rabbi who is also a convicted sex offender was allowed during Passover to drive his car directly into the Western Wall plaza — an honor that is only permitted for the religion's greatest leaders. Rabbi Eliezer Berland, accompanied by dancing and praying followers running alongside him, ...
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A rabbi who teaches at a pre-military yeshiva in the West Bank told students that women are “weak minded” and “just babble.” Rabbi Yosef Kelner also said women have a “limited capacity” for spirituality in the footage broadcast Tuesday by Hadashot news taken at a class on ...
A young Israeli rabbi was mercilessly stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist near the Jewish settlement of Ariel in Samaria (the so-called "West Bank") on Monday. Itamar Ben-Gal, 29, was waiting at a hitchhiking post while on his way to a brit milah - circumcision ceremony - for a nephew when the ...
A young Israeli rabbi was mercilessly stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist near the Jewish settlement of Ariel in Samaria (the so-called "West Bank") on Monday. Itamar Ben-Gal, 29, was waiting at a hitchhiking post while on his way to a brit milah - circumcision ceremony - for a nephew when the ...
Last week, a group of Israeli rabbis led in part by author and activist Rabbi Susan Silverman called on all Israelis to hide African asylum seekers in their homes to prevent their deportation. Calling the effort Miklat Israel – Miklat means sanctuary in Hebrew — and informally the Anne Frank Home Sanctuary ...
We came to it for the obvious reason that Anne Frank was protected by righteous citizens. In Israel, asylum seekers are not at that kind of risk by any stretch that Anne Frank was, but if they are deported they are then subject in other countries to trafficking and death. The second reason is that there was an ...
South Sudanese disembark from a plane from Israel after getting deported back to Juba, June 18, 2012. Credit: Adriane Ohanesia/Reuters. Hundreds of Israeli rabbis, including the sister of comedian Sarah Silverman, announced a bold initiative this week: They say they will personally hide African ...
A group of Israeli rabbis, including the sister of comedian Sarah Silverman, cited Anne Frank as inspiration for a program calling on Israelis to hide African asylum seekers facing forced expulsion from Israel in their homes. The Anne Frank Home Sanctuary movement hopes to assist the near 40,000 African ...
Senior religious-Zionist rabbis have come out strongly against mixed-gender units in the Israeli army, with Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu saying Wednesday that men would find it impossible to function properly in the army while serving alongside women. Speaking on Army Radio a day after Rabbi Shlomo Aviner ...
A group of Israeli rabbis have launched an "Anne Frank-inspired" activist programme to protect African asylum seekers facing forced expulsion from their homes. The sister of comedian Sarah Silverman is among those leading the movement which hopes to help around 40,000 African asylum seekers, ...
The decision to bury terror victim Rabbi Raziel Shevach in the unauthorized West Bank outpost where he lived serves the settlers' agenda of establishing facts on the ground. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun. Relatives and friends carry the body of Israeli Rabbi Raziel Shevach during his funeral in the Havat Gilad ...
It occurred as Israeli forces continue to search the area around Nablus after Israeli rabbi Raziel Shevah was shot dead near the city on Tuesday by unknown assailants. Sixteen Palestinians and an Israeli have been killed since Trump's December 6 decision, which angered Palestinians who see Jerusalem ...
Mourners attending the funeral of Rabbi Raziel Shevach, 35, in the West Bank outpost of Havat Gilad, near Nablus, January 10, 2018. Olivier Fitoussi. After terror attack, Israeli ministers call to legalize West Bank outpost that victim called home · After terror attack, Israeli army imposes partial lockdown on ...
Demonstrators for and against expulsion of asylum seekers at a Tel Aviv protest, January 9, 2018. The sign says: "The rehabilitation of south Tel Aviv begins with the expulsion of the infiltrators."Moti Milrod. Netanyahu pushes for forced expulsion of African asylum seekers · Rwanda, Uganda deny reaching ...
Israeli forces close a road in the area where a 35-year-old Israeli rabbi was killed late on Tuesday while driving near the wildcat settlement where he lived, around the West Bank village of Jit near Nablus. — AFP. OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — Israeli forces set up roadblocks and deployed around a major ...
“Let my lord go on ahead of his servant, while I travel slowly, at the pace of the cattle before me and at the pace of the children, until I come to my lord in Seir.” Genesis 33:14 (The Israel Bible™). Donald Trump (Breaking Israel News). A highly respected rabbi recently spoke in Jerusalem, labeling US ...
Mourners attending the funeral of Rabbi Raziel Shevach, 35, in the West Bank outpost of Havat Gilad, near Nablus, January 10, 2018. Olivier Fitoussi. After terror attack, Israeli ministers call to legalize West Bank outpost that victim called home · After terror attack, Israeli army imposes partial lockdown on ...
Demonstrators for and against expulsion of asylum seekers at a Tel Aviv protest, January 9, 2018. The sign says: "The rehabilitation of south Tel Aviv begins with the expulsion of the infiltrators." Moti Milrod. Netanyahu pushes for forced expulsion of African asylum seekers · Rwanda, Uganda deny reaching ...
A remarkable alliance of Israeli orthodox rabbis and Muslim religious leaders in the Middle East is mediating behind the scenes following the anger and violence sparked by President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital last month. As demonstrations continue throughout the region, ...
An amendment to Israel's marriage law passed in 2013 made the punishment for anyone performing or taking part in an unsanctioned wedding two years in prison. Shortly thereafter, Davidson, a 58-year-old American-born Israeli rabbi, started performing renegade weddings. He said he has conducted ...
Possibly as many as 100,000 people on Tuesday attended the funeral of Rabbi Aharon Leib Steinman, one of Israel's most respected religious figures. Since 2012, Steinman served as the governing legal authority of Lithuanian ultra-Orthodox Jewry in Israel, though he was venerated by most Jewish sects ...
Over two hundred prominent Israeli rabbis sent a letter of gratitude to President Donald Trump, blessing him in the manner that God blessed Joshua as he led the Jews into Israel and stating that Trump's acknowledgement of Jerusalem as Israel's eternal capital assures him a permanent place in the annals ...
An influential Rabbi in Israel has issued a controversial ruling that prohibits religious people from looking at the country's 50-shekel banknote because it features the image of a renowned Hebrew poet who married a Christian woman. Shaul Tchernichovsky, who is considered to be one of the greatest ...
Shaul Tchernichovsky, a renowned Hebrew poet, is featured on Israel's 50-shekel banknote. (Bank of Israel). JERUSALEM (JTA) — A prominent haredi Orthodox Sephardi rabbi in Israel ruled that religious people should not look at the 50-shekel banknote because the poet featured on its front was married ...
How a Jew Named Mohammed Won His Quixotic Battle Against Israeli Rabbis. An Azerbaijani immigrant with a Jewish mother and Muslim father had to convince the rabbis that he was 'Jewish enough' to wed in Israel. It did not go well. Judy Maltz. Oct 04, 2017 3:15 PM. 0comments Print Zen Subscribe now · Shareshare on ...
Reut T, a 28-year-old Israeli secretary, regards herself as a traditional and observant Jew, attending synagogue each week. So having her Jewishness questioned when she wanted to marry was shocking and humiliating. The news, delivered in a summons to a rabbinical court, came out of the blue.
Four rabbis were arrested Wednesday for allegedly hiring people to take their rabbinical-certification exams or forging test scores in a bid to attain positions as municipal rabbis. The rabbis are suspected of fraudulently obtaining certificates stating that they passed exams in Jewish law; the expected charges ...


 

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